Director, Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development (CMBD)

  • Flinders University
  • Australia, SA
  • Sep 15, 2021
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:


About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia's most enterprising graduates.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we're seeking an outstanding individual to lead the Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development (CMBD) team.

Employment Type

Fixed-term, full-time, available for 5 years

Compensation Grade

Academic Level D or Academic Level E

Salary Range

Lev D: $146,028 - $160,854 pa

Lev E: $187,708 pa

About the CMBD

The Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development (CMBD) is a flagship Research Centre of Flinders University with members from the College of Medicine and Public Health and College of Science and Engineering.

The CMBD leads the development of Marine Biotechnology in Australia and is the premier grouping of expertise in the Southern hemisphere. Since its establishment by the founding director, Professor Wei Zhang in 2007, the Centre operates through collaborations, partnerships and networks with like-minded researchers and industry partners to progress regional and global blue bio-economies.

The CMBD is the bid leader of the Marine Bioproducts Cooperative Research Centre (MBCRC) with a total of $270 million R&D investment, including $59 million from the Commonwealth Government over 10 years. The MBCRC brings together 68 industry and research partners to enable the wide-ranging, decade-long R&D programs to transform Australia's emerging third-generation marine bioproducts sector into a sustainable, clean, and globally competitive industry.

Position Summary

The Director will lead the CMBD and the Flinders University node of the MBCRC and set the strategic research directions and goals for the area, expanding the research area through the continued attraction of external grant and contract income and establishing its reputation on an international scale in alignment with the strategic directions of the College and University. The position will be responsible for engaging with industry, government and external organisations, strengthening research collaborations internally and externally and supporting recruitment of international and domestic higher degree research students and research fellowships.

The successful applicant will be able and willing to take a strong leadership role with Early Career Researchers and Middle Career Researchers. The Director will advance the College in its reputation as a centre of excellence in education and research, both nationally and internationally, and advance the development of the discipline.

Information for Applicants:

Appointment for this role will be made at either Academic Level D or Academic Level E. Please ensure you indicate in your suitability statement, the level for which you wish to be considered.

To be considered for appointment at Level E, you must be able to demonstrate significant contributions to the key position capabilities

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note: Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

How to Apply

Full details about the role, including the key position capabilities and how to apply on-line can be found at our Jobs@Flinders website:

Applications to be submitted before:

11:59pm, Sunday 17 October 2021

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.


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